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A Boy's Working Holiday In The Wildwood
We wish to say something here about a curious old man who lived in Virginia when George Washington was a boy, and who was wise enough to see that young Washington was anything but a common boy. This man was an English nobleman named Lord Fairfax. As...
A Christmas Day On The Plantation
Shall we not break for a time from our record of special tales and let fall on our pages a bit of winter sunshine from the South, the story of a Christmas festival in the land of the rose and magnolia? It is a story which has been repeated so many s...
A Contest For A Crown
Terrible was the misery of England. Torn between contending factions, like a deer between snarling wolves, the people suffered martyrdom, while thieves and assassins, miscalled soldiers, and brigands, miscalled nobles, ravaged the land and torture...
A Drama Of Plunder Murder And Revenge
A famous story of American history is that which tells of the massacre of the French settlers in Florida by the Spaniards of St. Augustine, and of the signal revenge taken on the murderers by the French chevalier Dominique de Gourgues. There is a ...
A Female Richelieu
Five years after the death of the great Taitsong, his son Kaotsong, Emperor of China, fell in love with a woman, a fact in no sense new in the annals of mankind, but one which was in this case destined to exert a striking influence on the history of...
A French Soldier Becomes King Of Sweden And Norway
The career of Napoleon, which passed over Europe like a tornado, made itself felt in the Scandinavian peninsula, where it gave rise to radical changes. In the preceding tale its effect upon Denmark was shown. While the wars which desolated Europe di...
A Gallant Defence
The relations between the Indians and the European colonists of America were, during nearly the whole colonial and much of the subsequent period, what we now suggestively entitle "strained." There were incessant aggressions of the colonists, ince...
A Great Christian Movement And Its Fate
The Chinese are a peculiar people, and have odd ideas of the power and duty of their monarchs and of their own rights and duties. In their country no son has the right to resist his father, even if he be treated with tyrannical cruelty. But in regar...
A King In Captivity
Two great rivals were on the thrones of France and Spain,--Francis I., who came to power in France in 1515, and Charles I., who became king of Spain in 1516. In 1519 they were rivals for the imperial power in Germany. Charles gained the German thr...
A Mad Emperor
If genius to madness is allied, the same may be said of eccentricity, and certainly Wenceslas, Emperor of Germany and King of Bohemia, had an eccentricity that approached the vagaries of the insane. The oldest son of Charles IV., he was brought up...
A Magical Transformation Scene
Catharine the Great earned her title cheaply, her patent of greatness being due to the fact that she had the judgment to select great generals and a great minister and the wisdom to cling to them. Russia grew powerful during her reign, largely thr...
A Martyr To His Profession
The grounds of the Chateau de Chantilly, that charming retreat of the Prince de Conde, shone with all the splendor which artistic adornments, gleaming lanterns of varied form and color, splendidly-costumed dames and richly-attired cavaliers could gi...
A Quakeress Patriot
In Philadelphia, on Second Street below Spruce, formerly stood an antiquated mansion, known by the name of "Loxley's House," it having been originally the residence of Lieutenant Loxley, who served in the artillery under Braddock, and took part i...
A Struggle For A Throne
While the armies of Catharine II. were threatening with destruction the empire of Turkey, and her diplomats were deciding what part of dismembered Poland should fall to her share, her throne itself was put in danger of destruction by an aspirant w...
A Window Open To Europe
Peter the Great hated Moscow. It was to him the embodiment of that old Russia which he was seeking to reform out of existence. Had he been able to work his own will in all things, he would never have set foot within its walls; but circumstances ar...
Ragnar Lodbrok And His Wives And Sons
Lycurgus And The Spartan Laws
The Goths Cross The Danube
Captain Gordon And The Raccoon Roughs
The Poisoning Of Sir Patrise
The Rescue Of Thebes
The Enchanted Palace
The Fortune Of Croesus
Toussaint L'ouverture And The Revolution In Hayti
The Wonderful March Of The Freebooters
The Deeds Of The Three Chosen Knights
The Black Prince At Poitiers
The Reign Of Taitsong The Great
Maximilian Of Austria And His Empire In Mexico
Darius And The Scythians
The Faithful Miranda And The Lovers Of Argentina